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City House Residence
Ranked #7 of 16 Leiden B&B and Inns
Annecy, France
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Perfect for my needs”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

I had to make a last minute business trip to Leiden. Disappointed by my last Hotel stay I tried this B&B. It was great. Clean, comfortable, nice place to work and good internet connection. I was helped with directions, taxi bookings etc. Good to talk to someone over breakfast, something rarely happening in a Hotel. Definitely recommend this B&B. I stayed in the French room.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

My husband and I stayed here two nights in February, as we made a last minute trip to Leiden to ice skate on the frozen canals.
The staff was friendly and accommodating, despite the fact that our train was late and we didn't arrive until 22:30. Our room, The Studio, was possibly the largest hotel room we've stayed in while in Europe. There was a sofa, table and chairs, and a small kitchenette. The bed was comfortable and the shower was great. The toilet was outside of the room, but was just for our use, and it was no problem as we had use of bath towels.
There was a complementary bottle of champagne waiting for us upon our arrival, and the breakfast of freshly baked pastries, coffee and fruit was pleasant in the morning.
The location of this B and B was quite good-- just a 20 minute walk from Centraal Station, and 10 minutes to bars and restaurants.
I would recommend Residence 102 to anyone needing an affordable, quiet and clean place to stay in Leiden!

Room Tip: The Studio was a bit dark because of it's location at the bottom on the house, but I believe tha...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ingrid V, Owner at City House Residence, responded to this review, 21 February 2012
We appreciate the reviews very much and will always try to work on our performance.
Thank you for letting us know your experience in our Residence 102.
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

The welcome and host availability is only matched by the beauty of Leiden and the surrounding area. Quiet, comfortable, our stay was a great experience thanks to Ingrid and her attentive team.

Room Tip: Do not forget to experience the French room. And enjoy !
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

We stayed here for 4 nights at the end of a 2 month trip through Europe. B&B's in Holland are different from what we experienced elsewhere, at least this one was! Our loft room was at the top of the house, up 4 flights of narrow stairs. We travelled light on a rail pass- don't come here if you have large suitcases, because you will have trouble getting them upstairs! There are 2 other guest rooms at present, and all three share the same very small toilet. We had booked an ensuite room, but although the shower and wash basin were in our room, literally, the toilet was not! We were disappointed by this, and would have preferred not to have to negotiate one flight of narrow stairs to the toilet at night, when turning on any light does disturb other guests (glass above doors).

That said, the bedroom was bright, clean, newly renovated, and comfortable, with good bedside shelving, and one small mirror. The living area (a separate room) was surprisingly well furnished. There was a door onto a small roof area from this room, but it had no view. If the door latched when you were on the roof, watch out, as it could not be opened from outside. We were supplied with a kettle etc. when we complained that there was none. The bedroom had nowhere to hang any clothing, although we noticed that the other rooms had coat racks.

The other 2 rooms share a lovely large modern bathroom, which had a large corner bath and not one but 2 showers and 2 wash basins (no toilet) Our room had a TV, the other rooms did not. One of the other rooms had a large dining room table in it, one had no bedside tables.

Breakast is a small buffet, reaonable, but no fruit, except apples. There was muesli, yogurt, orange juice, boiled egg, some usual meats and cheese, rolls and cake.

When we arrived we were greeted by the host, Ingrid, but we never saw her again. Different staff people arrived to arrange breakfast. Our room was never cleaned during our stay, though the toilet was cleaned daily.

The house is like a tall town house. It is in a quieter part of town. Canals abound in Leiden, bicycles too. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby. Choose the Greek restaurant nearby. Amazing!!! We chose Leiden in order to visit Keukenhof Gardens. Wonderful!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: City House Residence
Address: Lusthoflaan 35, 2316HX, Leiden, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Leiden
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Leiden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City House Residence is stylish and cosy town house in the center of Leiden. It is for maximum of 6 persons. The house has a living room, kitchen, dining area, bathroom, patio and 3 bedrooms. ... more   less 
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